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Release TinyLauncher Run Amiga WHDLoad Games

Discussion in 'Software Releases' started by john4p, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. john4p

    john4p Active Member

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    Thanks for this guide. Always starting up (Classic)Workbench takes quite a while. Your 1GB hdf is definitely sufficient for most stuff.


    I've recently bought a WHDLoad-key. Where do I put it here? Just place it in "WHDLoad/s/"?


    edit: Nevermind, missed the "OPTIONAL: If you registered WHDLoad (you should do, it's awesome!),


    then place your keyfile into the S-directory"-part...
     
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  2. NoeleyC

    NoeleyC Well-Known Member

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    I ordered myself a WHDload key last night too, hope it's not too long before it gets emailed to me! After that I think I have to work out where to out additional kickstart roms within the Hard file, because some of the games I've downloaded fall over looking for these roms when starting
     
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    CONFIRMED!!


    I did the exact same in minimenu as I did in XFCE


    My save state crashed back to minimenu!!! but the same state loaded fine in XFCE!!


    WHat does that tell us about minimenu?
     
  4. john4p

    john4p Active Member

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    Got TinyLauncher working - it's pretty awesome. Btw., you don't have to reset the emulator if you want to change to another game: you can also press [R]+Q to exit the current game and return to TinyLauncher (though resetting the emu isn't much slower).

    I had the same issue and can confirm that this solution works.

    +1
     
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    Okay, and how do I put this into Devs:Kickstarts? Because the HDF automatically boots TinyLauncher. Do I have to use a Workbench HDF as DH0: and the Tinylauncher/Games HDF as DH1: to be able to do this?
     
  7. NoeleyC

    NoeleyC Well-Known Member

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    I already have a HDF created from Classic WB Lite. I mounted that as dh0:, that already has the kickstarts folder in it with a selection of RTB files. I simply renmed some kickstart files to match the RTB filenames, then coped this directory across to my games.hdf (the one with Tinylauncher). Hopefully this will work!!!
     
  8. Cas

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    OK, I have started a thread for EDs TinyLauncher


    Here is Eds OP.


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    Just something from me:


    I worked on a way to make playing Amiga games easier using TinyLauncher, WHDLoad and HDFs.


    A guide incl. needed files how to do this can be found here:


    http://evildragon.op...LoadPandora.zip


    And in case you need a preformatted hardfile:


    http://evildragon.op...rg/Hardfile.zip


    This is not yet thoroughly tested - let me know if it works and if you got ideas to improve it. :)


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    Here is a link to the WHDLoad Support site - http://www.whdload.de/


    It is all in English :)


    Get a registration it is well worth the cash and you get everything you need including where to install the Keyfile


    in the Amiga Workbench file system.
     
  9. Cas

    Cas Member

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    Can/would a MOD be able to move the posts related to TinyLauncher from this thread into this one - http://boards.openpa...-whdload-games/


    Already copied across EDs OP on TinyLauncher to the new thread.
     
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  10. EvilDragon

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    Create Devs/Kickstarts on the WHDLoad directory and let it do the copying ;)
     
  11. lomaxx

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    Is there any benefit to HDFs instead of using harddisc-directories? I myself prefer to use directories, because I can easily copy files to and delete from the amiga-"harddisc" with the usual methods (in my case terminal-commands cp/rm)
     
  12. Wrath Of Khan

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    Downloaded guide. I will try this out when i have some time. Thanks ed, a guide was needed!! for me anyways!! :lol:
     
  13. john4p

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    This worked - Slam Tilt starts now (still has the score counter bug). Thanks!

    Hd-dirs are more comfortable to use, but TinyLauncher only works with hdfs. And it boots a lot faster than Workbench so it's definitely worth it.
     
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  14. EvilDragon

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    Besides TinyLauncher only running from HDFs, some WHDLoad games also don't work from directories.
     
  15. NoeleyC

    NoeleyC Well-Known Member

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    Got my tinylauncher and Whdload keyfile installed, seems to work well so far! Got SWOS up and running anyway so it's all good!!
     
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    Ok.. set this up.. pretty neat... but when I click on a game.. a second or two later I get ( can`d find file and some Guru message )


    it points me to a thread on eab...


    any ideas?
     
  17. NoeleyC

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    Having tried this a bit more, it definitely acts a bit differently to running games through Workbench. The compatability isn't the same(I run my hd games through a directory with Classic WB Lite as a hdf). Some games don't work under tinylauncher that used to in WB. Granted some others work now that didn't work before, but that might be as I've installed additional kick start files and registered my Whdload installatiob(not sure if that affects game compatability, but I thought I'd mention it anyway:)
     
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    can we have a video of this on the pandora please :)
     
  19. Stainy

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    Also.. If I go to re-copy my games onto the hdf


    I get


    Scanned 34 dirs File 164


    Process backup 27 Skipped 137


    weird thing is... I had skipped files the very first time ????


    and I`m stll getting the guru meditation about file no found :(


    I made a dir on my hdf called Devs and inside that a dir called Kickstarts and put kick130.rom and kick310.rom in there..


    still the same
     
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  20. EvilDragon

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    It skips files that have the Archive flag set. You can unset them using the protect command.


    Or add FORCE to the fback command in the startup-sequence of WHDLoad, then it will copy ALL files.

    Hmm, compatibility should be the same.


    However, I made a minimal bootdisk (to not have any copyright infringements).


    Maybe some games need a special command / library that isn't there?
     

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